Amanda Acorn is a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the Canadian College of Performing Arts. She has spent time training in Montreal and in Europe and is currently a company member at Dancemakers in Toronto. Amanda has created two dance films with filmmaker, Yoann Malnati as well as creating the choreography for Shiva, a Bravo!fact short directed by Zachary Finkelstein. She is the co-founder of the Toronto Dance Community Love-In. It is her interest in building a community and her demonstrated ability to create beyond bounds of her chosen field that makes Amanda an artist of great magnitude.
Special thanks to Alexis Vallee Charest in the making of this episode and to the Central YMCA of Toronto.
Persistence of Vision is a nonfiction film that looks into the past and future life of artist Lorne Marin, who left behind his 15 years of experimental film practice after finding out he was going blind. Collaboratively, both Lorne and the filmmaker work together to examine his lost art practise, only to discover thirty years later he is ready to make work again.